The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has gotten a green light to pursue a casino in Massachusetts after the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs opted to take no action to block a revised casino compact with the state.
After being stalled on Beacon Hill for months, a casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is getting a push forward.
The compact calls for the tribe to pay 17 percent of gaming proceeds to the state if its proposed Taunton casino is the only gambling facility in southeastern Massachusetts.
Massachusetts risks losing hundreds of millions of dollars in gambling revenue if the state’s gambling commission votes to open up the southeastern region to commercial casino developers, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe warns.
The head of the state gambling board says the race for a casino in southeastern Massachusetts could open up to commercial interests if the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe’s efforts to open a casino fall through.
A federal appeals court partially reinstated a lawsuit against the state’s casino law brought by a developer seeking to build a casino in New Bedford, adding a potential new legal wrinkle to efforts by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to develop a resort casino in Taunton.
Gov. Deval Patrick is set to formally sign a casino compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.
Gov. Deval Patrick has submitted a casino compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to the Legislature.
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe got a vote of confidence from Taunton residents as the tribe pushes forward with plans to develop a $500 million resort casino.
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has agreed to make about $33M in upfront payments to the city of Taunton as part of a casino deal with the mayor.